note that wherever it is written "agreed" or
"approved", it means that MCGM is prinicipally ok with
the concept. NGOs would have to still prepare a detailed note
for actual approval.
order below is the order of the Agenda of the meeting. The
detailed clauses are in the enclosed Policy Framework Guidelines
which was circulated and is in www.karmayog.com/cleanliness/chakachak.htm .
The Clause numbers are indicated.
is writtten "NGOs to do", it does not mean
that the onus is on the NGO sector. It is optional if NGOs want
to do that. If an NGO needs funds to do so, it should ask for
is a new way of working on civic issues.
MCGM & NGO Sector Co-ordination: Cl
points agreed. MCGM-NGO Cleanliness Co-ord Committee set up. All
new policy changes of MCGM to be run through this committee
without obligation on MCGM to abide by the decisions. The idea
is that NGO viewpoints be heard early enough in time so as to
increase the chances of being incorporated in MCGM policies. It
was agreed that dissents between MCGM and NGOs and also of
differing NGOs would be minuted as this would be of value in
future reviews, etc.
to send a one-page email on any SWM aspect that they would like
to work on - indicating scope of work, time frame, and cost.
Point person: Vinay Somani.
MCGM will also pay for any papers,
projects, plans, reports, consulting
assignments, that NGOs would like to do, after due selection by
this co-ord comm.
to inform clearly which various SWM
themes / areas / geographical areas they are interested in being
involved. Point person: Vibha Singh, Karmayog.
Citizen Monitoring and Feedback and Action: Cl
"Cleanliness Task Force" concept approved. Budget of
Rs. 10,000 per month to be placed for approval but CTFs can
start right away if they are willing to operate without a
to do: to
inform if they are interested in running the CTF in their
councillor ward. Point person: Vinay Somani. Daily
reports will be displayed on Karmayog, will be submitted to
BMC at various levels (in daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly
formats as required).
CTF can begin even with one person. Thereafter other Citizen
Group reps can be added to reach the total of 5 in each CTF. BMC
will inform who is its representative after each CTF is formed
and starts reporting. Councillors to be approached after the CTF
has done some reporting for a month.
"Nuisance Detector" concept: Currently only BMC
employees are NDs. It could be possible that citizens could be
sort of NDs to collect administrative charges (not fines) but
that means that they have to ensure that the area is actually
cleaned up. NGOs to do:
to think in detail about the ND concept.
Point person: Sudheendra
Kulkarni. BMC is willing to
send NDs with NGOs on specific occasions, during campaigns, etc.
Home Guards: BMC willing to involve on specific occasions,
during campaigns, etc.
Continuing Education, Awareness-Raising and Training:
points agreed. NGOs to do:
to submit their interest in training stakeholders and type of
training they can give. Point persons: Janet Geddes of CERE with
Kiran Madan of Sanskar India. Point persons to compile an
overall budget for BMC to consider for BMC's budget
approvals for next year.
"Saaf Aangan" concept: Cl 20.
points agreed. NGOs
to do: to
make a detailed note on how to implement and enforce. Point
person: Madhu Sawant of 'I Clean Mumbai'. Basic
idea is that every shop and residence to keep its footpath and
road gutter clean / ensure it is kept clean.
Non-MCGM areas: Cl 20.
that joint meetings be held with Railways, MMRDA, MIDC, MPT,
etc. BMC to organise.
Demonstration Precincts for zero-garbage along with
Rotary & corporate support: Cl 2 (8)
NGOs to do:
to take up areas as small as they are comfortable with. BMC
will offer full support including staff and vehicle support.
Rotary has expressed interest in taking up well-defined
projects. United Way of Mumbai has offered that various
corporates are willing to take up even entire wards. The basic
idea is here is that if various pockets of Mumbai can be cleaned
up and kept-clean, it will show the citizens that it can be done
and that BMC is serious about doing so. The learning experience
for all (BMC, NGOs, citizens) would be invaluable in framing
policy guidelines, tender documents, educational and awareness
measures, etc. (I think that this too can be a trend-setter
Identifying locations for the various activities in
the entire waste-treatment chain: Cl 6.
to do along with BMC Officials: To
identify the following in their localities / wards as acceptable
by the nearby public:
- kiosks at near distances where building sweepers, etc., can
bring dry waste.
- common treatment areas for wet waste for households, specific
- sorting areas for ragpickers
- waste receving centres for all wastes
- sites for debris banks and to operate machines
Overview of Waste Management: Cl 2 and
the Flow Chart (also circulated and online):
is making bye-laws of Municipal Solid Waste rules. BMC will give
a draft soon. NGOs to do:
To respond to this draft when circulated.
Wet Waste / Bio-degradables: Cl 7 &
principally agreed. Objective is that in due course all wet
waste should be composted as far as possible in-situ or at
nearby locations by waste generator or service provider or MCGM. Further
specific points upon seeing the new bye-laws that are
getting framed. One point of difference is that while BMC will
pick-up the entire compost but will not pay for compost that is
more than it can itself use. This will be discussed further.
To give detailed notes regarding how each different type of
waste-generator should treat its waste e.g. restaurant groups,
individual hotels, large complexes, food markets, hawker areas,
temples, tabelas, slaughter houses. Point Persons: Vinda
Wagh of MEDC for restaurants incl. bio-methanation, Rajul Berde
of Orchid Hotel for hotels & hospitals, Jayasimha of PETA
India for tabelas and slaughterhouses; Priya Ubale of Clean
Sweep Forum for housing societies and big complexes like clubs,
institutes; Jyoti Mhapsekar of Stree Mukti Sangathana for hawker
areas; Sudheendra Kulkarni for slums; Harshad Gandhi of Excel
Ind. for temples; Vinda Wagh of MEDC along with Harshad Gandhi
of Excel Ind. for food and flower markets.
To identify spots for bio-bins for common treatment areas.
To list the various markets throughout the city.
Dry Waste / Recyclables: Cl 9
principally agreed. i.e. Dry waste to be taken to kiosks by
waste-generators from where ragpicker co-operatives will pick
income will be through sale of the recyclables. No other
payment. BMC will not offer floor support price. (BMC does not
want to do so, ragpicker orgs also do not want it.)
to do: To
make a detailed note on how this would operate. Also on all aspects
regarding waste-pickers. Point Person: Jyoti
Mhapsekar of Stree Mukti Sangathana.
To suggest kiosk design. Point Persons: as above.
to do: To
identify spots for kiosks and for sorting areas for ragpickers. Point
Person: as above.
To suggest how to prevent re-fillable containers getting
misused. Point Person: not identified.
To suggest how to re-cycle / re-use the different materials. Point
Person: not identified.
points agreed. i.e. while segregating waste is to be mandatory,
BMC will continue to lift unsegregated waste with daily fines so
that everyone moves towards full compliance in due course. Waste
will be taken to rag-picker sorting areas for composting and
Construction & Demolition Waste: Cl
has formulated a new policy which is online . The last date
for suggestions / objections was Oct 31. BMC has agreed
to hold up till Nov 10 - 15.
to do URGENTLY:
To give suggestions / objections on the draft Debris Policy of
BMC. Point Person: Bejoy Davis of YUVA.
While all materials can be recycled, it is not clear what can be
done in-situ by builders, or in small quantities at in-city
locations, with what technology and at what costs to give what
end-products. Point Person needed to explore and co-ordinate
a) To give directions to larger hospitals to make
arrangements for receiving bio-medical waste from smaller
bio-medical waste generators.
b) Routing plans to be made such that bio-med waste can be
picked up from pathology labs, nursing homes, big clinics, etc.
c) Further discussion required with MPCB.
To suggest routing plan after verifying BMC's list of path labs,
etc. Point Person: Mumbai Medwaste.
Waste Processing Facilities, Non-recyclable
Waste & Landfills / Landhills:
principally agreed. Waste processing technologies which are
environment friendly should be adopted. Technologies such as
incineration and waste-to-electricity should not be adopted
unless shown to be environment friendly.
To make list of non-recyclable waste. Point Persons: T.
K. Bandopadhay of ICPE (Indian Centre for Plastics &
To suggest compulsory facilities at landfills / landhills. Point
Person: Almitra Patel, Bangalore, of Supreme Court Committee
on SWM Amendments.
To make a list and to respond to BMC new bye-laws. Point
Kishore Wankhade of Toxic Links, Mumbai.
to do: To
make a detailed paper. Point Person: Jayasimha of PETA
To ban throwing anything into the sea including pooja flowers.
Specific rules for Ganesh Visarjan, etc.
discuss later as we were running out of time then. Point
Person: Sudheendra Kulkarni
was felt that maybe an integrated approach along with
sanitation & toilets is needed. It was agreed that a meeting
be called along with stakeholders, slum CSOs, and NGOs with
grass-root experiences. Point Person:
Communication via the Media
was stressed by NGOs that BMC should do so and to explore ways
of using the upcoming Mumbai Festival in January also.
points in the Policy Framework Recommendations:
Cl 1, 3, 4, 5, 19, 25. 26. 27, 28, 29, 30
were not taken up as these clauses are either of an informatory
nature or not needed to be specifically discussed or not of
value to be taken up now itself.
was agreed that there should be one for a Clean Mumbai. It was
agreed to develop one jointly.
to do: To
give their inputs. Point Person: Sudheendra Kulkarni
Municipal Commissioner (City)
Corporation of Greater Mumbai